Observation: Girdwood

Location: Explorer Glacier

Route & General Observations

2500 ft
NE aspect
HS greater than 3.5m
ECTN22 45 cm down on buried surface hoar.
CT12 Q3 at same interface as described above.

High volume sloughing. Faceting in top 30 cm of snow. Surface hoar the size of dimes and nickels, especially pronounced on higher north aspects. Skied terrain on the north half of the compass, no signs of slab instability encountered where we skied.

Small skier triggered slab from the recent days in storm snow on a steep SE aspect at approximately 3000 ft. Picture attached.

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